Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
|Missouri Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012-2013 FY Budget:||$412,565|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 10 the Executive Department|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2005|
|Next election:||November 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other Missouri Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Natural Resources Director • Labor Director • Public Service Commission|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article IV, Section 10:
There shall be a lieutenant governor who shall have the same qualifications as the governor...
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
A candidate for lieutenant governor must be:
- at least thirty years old
- a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years
- a resident of Missouri for at least ten years
Missouri elects lieutenant governors in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For Missouri, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the second Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 14, 2013 and January 9, 2017 are inaugural days.
The lieutenant governor is elected separately and may be of a different party than the governor.
- 2012 General Election for Missouri Lieutenant Governor
|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peter Kinder Incumbent||49.3%||1,319,747|
|Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.|
To view the electoral history dating back to 2000 for the office of Missouri Lieutenant Governor, Click [show] to expand the section.
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article IV, Sections 11(a), (b), and (c).
Whatever the reason, a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's chair is filled using a legally prescribed line of succession.
Regardless of the reason for the vacancy, the line of succession after the Lieutenant Governor is the same:
- the President Pro Tem of the Senate
- the Speaker of the House of Representatives
- the State Auditor
- the State Treasurer
- the Attorney General
Any officer who does serve as Acting Lieutenant Governor vacates her elected office so long as she is filling the vacant lieutenant governor's office; in that case, her chief ranked administrative staffer takes over her office until she returns.
The Missouri Lieutenant Governor is the first person in the order of succession of Missouri's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the governor of Missouri.
The lieutenant governor has the right to preside over the Senate but is subject to the procedural rules of the state Senate while doing so. As president of the Senate, the lieutenant governor can cast a vote in the case of a tie. The Constitution also gives the lieutenant governor the right to debate and vote on issues when the Senate sits as a committee of the whole.
She has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
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- See also: Missouri state budget and finances
The Lieutenant Governor's budget for 2012-2013 was $412,565.
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and cannot be increased or reduced during their term. Section 3, Article XIII of the Missouri Constitution created a Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials, which sets the compensation of elected government officials. The 21-member commission meets every two years, and is not to be comprised of employees of the state or any of its institutions nor immediate family members of any person ineligible to serve on the council.
The officers named in this article shall receive for their services salaries fixed by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during their terms.
In 2013, the lieutenant governor's salary remained at $86,484.
In 2010, the lieutenant governor was paid $86,484 a year, the 25th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
Since 1820, Missouri has had 46 lieutenant governors. Of those 46, 34 have been Democrats, 9 Republicans, 2 Liberals and 1 Union.
|#||Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|1||William Henry Ashley||1820||1824||Democratic|
|2||Benjamin Harrison Reeves||1824||1828||Democratic|
|4||Lilburn W. Boggs||1832||1836||Democratic|
|6||Meredith Miles Marmaduke||1840||1844||Democratic|
|8||Thomas Lawson Price||1848||1852||Democratic|
|10||Hancock Lee Jackson||1857||1861||Democratic|
|11||Thomas Caute Reynolds||1860||1861||Democratic|
|12||William Willard Preble Hall||1861||1864||Union|
|14||Edwin Obed Standard||1869||1871||Republican|
|15||Joseph Jackson Gravelly||1871||1873||Liberal|
|16||Charles Phillip Johnson||1873||1875||Liberal|
|17||Norman J. Colman||1875||1877||Democratic|
|18||Henry Clay Brockmeyer||1877||1881||Democratic|
|19||Robert Alexander Campbell||1881||1885||Democratic|
|20||Albert Pickett Morehouse||1885||1889||Democratic|
|21||Stephen Hugh Claycomb||1889||1893||Democratic|
|22||John Baptiste O’Meara||1893||1897||Democratic|
|23||August Henry Bolte||1897||1901||Democratic|
|24||John Adams Lee||1901||1903||Democratic|
|25||Thomas Lewis Rubey||1903||1904||Democratic|
|26||John C. McKinley||1905||1909||Republican|
|27||Jacob Friedrich Gmelich||1909||1913||Republican|
|28||William Rock Painter||1913||1917||Democratic|
|31||Phillip Allen Bennett||1925||1929||Republican|
|32||Edward Henry Winter||1929||1933||Republican|
|33||Frank Gaines Harris||1933||1945||Democratic|
|34||Walter Naylor Davis||1945||1949||Democratic|
|35||James T. Blair Jr.||1949||1957||Democratic|
|36||Edward V. Long||1957||1961||Democratic|
|37||Hilary A. Bush||1961||1965||Democratic|
|38||Thomas F. Eagleton||1965||1969||Democratic|
|39||William S. Morris||1969||1973||Democratic|
|40||William C. Phelps||1973||1981||Republican|
|41||Kenneth J. Rothman||1981||1985||Democratic|
|44||Roger B. Wilson||1993||2000||Democratic|
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Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.
- Office of the Missouri Lieutenant Governor, accessed January 25, 2013
- Missouri Secretary of State, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- Missouri 96th General Assembly, "House bill No. 2012," Section 12.020, accessed July 5, 2013
- Missouri Boards and Commissions, “Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials,” accessed February 24, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 3, 2014
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed January 30, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri History - Lieutenant Governors," accessed December 17, 2011